I need help with a Sociology question. All explanations and answers will be used to help me learn.

There are THREE parts to this assignment!

Due Tues. 2/11

Directions: Create a thesis statement for the module essay prompt. Your thesis statement should respond to the essential questions and module topics.

An effective thesis statement should establish the following:

While a thesis statement is often only a single sentence, it is an integral component of your work. A strong thesis statement will help focus your essay. This assignment will be reviewed prior to your submission of the Module essay in order to provide feedback that can assist you in continuing to develop supporting details for your thesis essay.

Due Tues. 2/11

Directions: For your module essay, you will need to identify the sources that you use to support your argument. For this assignment, create an Annotated Bibliography of at least 5 sources related to your essay.

Criteria: To fully annotate five sources, your assignment should be 10-12 paragraphs long and include five MLA formatted citations.

Due Sunday 2/16

Module Essay: Breaking Free from Single Stories

Overview: In Chimamanda Adichie’s TEDTalk, she discusses the dangers of stereotypes and what she calls “single stories” that are perpetuated about groups of people. Mariam Thalos discusses the connection between identity and freedom and claims that freedom is the result of self-conceptual acts that often defy social norms and oppressive systems. Nicolas Geeraert points out that the origins of psychology focus primarily on Western culture, and calls for a cross-cultural approach that examines the effects of culture on the shaping of our mental processes. Annie Paul writes about unconscious bias and explains why people create stereotypes. Claude Steele discusses the term “stereotype threat” which affects individuals who are members of stereotyped groups and cultures.


  1. Compose a thesis in response to the essential questions:Narrow your topic, and then reflect on the following questions:
    • What is the impact of an individual’s culture and identity on their position in society?
    • Does freedom exist for all cultures and identities, or is it limited for some?
  1. Support your argument in the body paragraphs.

Audience: Write for an audience that is not in this class. That means you’ll need to spend some time summarizing key ideas, defining any terms that might be unfamiliar, choosing short quotes from the reading selections to help your reader get a sense of the authors’ arguments.

Length: 3-4 pages (750-1000) words